From the Director: Optimism. Shock. Resolve. Gratitude.
The unity we need will not come easily
The Biden era begins
University of Virginia Institute of Democracy experts offer frequent updates on the latest developments
In a civil war, accountability must precede healing
The Civil War offers lessons for dealing with the January 6 insurrectionists, Melody Barnes and Caroline Janney write in the Washington Post
Miller Center resources offer critical perspective on impeachment
The blueprint for Joe Biden fixing our politics and Mitt Romney saving the GOP
After Oklahoma City, Bill Clinton salvaged his presidency by condemning extremism and reassuring Americans
Race relations and criminal justice in the new year
Following a year of intense activism sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement, UVA's Kevin Gaines, a Miller Center senior fellow, joins Paul Butler of Georgetown University Law Center to discuss the future of race relations and criminal justice reform in America under the incoming Biden administration. This event is part of UVA's Community MLK Celebration.
What happens to Trump's grip on the GOP following two impeachments?
Barbara Perry puts Trump's presidency into context on NPR's Politics With Amy Walter
Comey concerned over Trump getting intelligence briefings after he leaves office
Marc Selverstone tells Newsweek that continued intelligence briefings would be at Biden's discretion
Just how diverse is President Biden’s prospective Cabinet?
Senior Fellow Kathryn Dunn Tenpas is tracking Joe Biden's pledge to create a Cabinet that looks like America
Highlights from the First Year 2017 Project
National security in the first year
Watch an overview of the national security challenges facing a new president
How to prepare for national security challenges
Former undersecretary of defense for policy Michele Flournoy offers nine lessons for navigating national security
Race and Justice in America
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography
E pluribus unum? Race, religion, and American identity
Experts including Ibram X. Kendi, Larycia Hawkins, and Jason Johnson probe America's original sin of racism on this PrezFest 2019 panel
The Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism
Historian Steve Gillon talks about his book on the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped debates about race and inequality in America
Secret White House Tapes
LBJ orders some new Haggar pants
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
"Some fool thing"
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Nixon on Jews in the federal government
Nixon orders his chief of staff to "see what we can do about" Jews in the federal government.
He was the first and (so far) the only President of the United States to resign the office
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history
Critical insights for the nation's governance
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